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advice for businesses in dealing with the expanding coronavirus events

Public Health Orders Overview and Preemptive Measures

March 20, 2020

By PH COVID-19 Task Force

State and Local governments across the United States are increasingly issuing “shelter-in-place” or similar public health orders. Although it initially appeared most governmental agencies would use the orders issued by the San Francisco Bay Area counties as a national model, that no longer appears to be the case, and recent orders issued by Pennsylvania and California are vague and adding confusion for individuals and companies looking for guidance. From initial advice assisting clients in their compliance with these orders we have already developed some lessons that should be incorporated by companies in operating in current and future shelter-in-place jurisdictions.